Meet the Hero Labs Team – Tomas Dosoudil11 October 2022 | Facts & Curiosities
Introducing Tomas Dosoudil, Hero Labs’ CTO. Read on to find out what he does at Hero Labs and what he would do if he won the lottery…
What you do at Hero Labs?
I manage our team of developers and make sure that everyone knows what to do and how to do it. Our product is quite intricate and consists of several different components such as our Sonic firmware, mobile application, web applications, backend and machine learning. As a technical person I am responsible for the overall architecture and ensuring that we ‘glue’ all these bits together. If I have still some time left, I enjoy getting my “hands dirty” with backend development with Elixir. These days I also spend quite a bit of time on talking to our investors, customers and partners.
How long have you been at Hero Labs and what was your route here?
I have been with Hero Labs for around a year and eight months. I started as head of software development and then became CTO.
How are you helping customers at the moment?
Water is a sacred resource that should not be wasted. Our technology helps people to better understand their water usage and hopefully use it more responsibly. Based on the data we have, we discovered that our users reduce their water usage when Sonic is installed. In addition to that, our solution detects leaks and protects property from damaging water leaks by shutting off the water supply. Our solution prevented has prevented flooding in a number of cases and saved users a significant amount of money.
What is the best thing about working at Hero Labs?
It is definitely the pace. Our team is still quite small and this enables us to communicate directly and execute quickly. However at the end of the day, the team I work with on daily basis and our mission makes everything worthwhile.
What was your first job?
I was a software engineer. I think I was very lucky at that time to be in the right place at the right time and surrounded by the right people. I was able to work on very interesting projects and I ended up leading the whole software development team in that particular job.
What has been your best purchase or investment? And your worst?
I am boring when it comes to investments but I think my best recent investment was an inflation-linked government bond.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Depending on how much I won, I would secure my family’s future and my children’s education. I would then give a significant amount away to a few non-profit organisations that I support. And if there was still any money left after that, I would buy a classic Porsche 911 😊
What is the last picture/photo you took?
As a proud father of two young children, I bet it was a photo of them. It might however have been a photo of some hardware in our lab in Lodz.